Developing TAPPI Standards

Standards are of the utmost importance in the pulp, paper and converting industries as they have a serious impact on business and trade. As a member, you are eligible to get involved in the process of developing new Standards for the industry.

How to Propose new Standards

Are you interested in proposing a new Standard? We encourage members to consult our complete list of subject categories for Standards below, or view the PDF list.

If you have a general idea for a Standard, you can complete the New Idea Submission Form. We will review your idea and identify the right committee or group to work on your suggestion.

If you already further along, you can send an initial draft to standards@tappi.org. A Standards manager will then work with you to develop a Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for the new Standard. This will set in motion the development and review process, which is described in the Standards Guidelines.

TAPPI Standards Guidelines

If you are at the writing stage, or if you are the chairperson of a Standards working group, you can download a copy of our Regulations and Style Guidelines.

In this manual, you will find:

  • How to write a Standard Test Method using proper terminology and format
  • How to write TAPPI Standard Specifications, Glossaries and Guidelines using proper terminology and format
  • What requirements exist for precision statements in Official and Provisional Test Methods
  • A checklist to make sure all required sections have been included in a Standard draft
  • How working group chairperson, working groups and Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) fit into the process of preparing a Standard
  • How the balloting process works
  • How to resolve comments and negative votes

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Standards
Indices for whiteness, yellowness, brightness, and luminous reflectance factor, Test Method T 1216 sp-18

Indices for whiteness, yellowness, brightness, and luminous reflectance factor, Test Method T 1216 sp-18

Standards
Optical measurements terminology (related to appearance eval, Standard Glossary TAPPI/ANSI T 1500 gl-12

Optical measurements terminology (related to appearance eval, Standard Glossary TAPPI/ANSI T 1500 gl-12

Standards
Loss on ignition of fiber glass mats , Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1013 om-15

Loss on ignition of fiber glass mats , Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1013 om-15

Standards
Moisture sensitivity of fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1014 om-10

Moisture sensitivity of fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1014 om-10

Standards
Specific external surface of pulp, Test Method T 226 cm-11

Specific external surface of pulp, Test Method T 226 cm-11

Standards
Light sources for evaluating papers including those containing fluorescent whitening agents, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1212 sp-12

Light sources for evaluating papers including those containing fluorescent whitening agents, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1212 sp-12

Standards
Forming handsheets for physical tests of pulp, Test Method T 205 sp-12

Forming handsheets for physical tests of pulp, Test Method T 205 sp-12

Standards
Tensile strength and elongation at break for fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1009 om-10

Tensile strength and elongation at break for fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1009 om-10

Standards
Sampling and testing wood pulp shipments for moisture, Test Method T 210 cm-13

Sampling and testing wood pulp shipments for moisture, Test Method T 210 cm-13

Standards
One percent sodium hydroxide solubility of wood and pulp, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 212 om-18

One percent sodium hydroxide solubility of wood and pulp, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 212 om-18

Standards
Testing of fiber glass mats: use of modified TAPPI procedures for sampling and lot acceptance, stiffness, tear resistance, and thickness, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1006 sp-15

Testing of fiber glass mats: use of modified TAPPI procedures for sampling and lot acceptance, stiffness, tear resistance, and thickness, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1006 sp-15

Standards
Zero-span breaking strength of pulp (dry zero-span tensile), Test Method T 231 cm-07

Zero-span breaking strength of pulp (dry zero-span tensile), Test Method T 231 cm-07

Standards
Pentosans in wood and pulp, Test Method T 223 cm-10

Pentosans in wood and pulp, Test Method T 223 cm-10

Standards
Viscosity of pulp (capillary viscometer method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 230 om-13

Viscosity of pulp (capillary viscometer method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 230 om-13

Standards
Acceptance procedures for laboratories providing reference materials for TAPPI Standards, Standard Practice TAPPI/ANSI T 1211 sp-11

Acceptance procedures for laboratories providing reference materials for TAPPI Standards, Standard Practice TAPPI/ANSI T 1211 sp-11

Standards
Sample location for fiber glass mat sheets, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1007 sp-10

Sample location for fiber glass mat sheets, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 1007 sp-15

Standards
The determination of instrumental color differences, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1215 sp-12

The determination of instrumental color differences, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1215 sp-12

Standards
Dirt in pulp - chart method, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 213 om-10

Dirt in pulp • chart method, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 213 om-15

Standards
Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard: combustion at 525°C, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 211 om-12

Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard: combustion at 525°C, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 211 om-12

Standards
Water absorbency of bibulous papers, Test Method T 432 cm-09

Water absorbency of bibulous papers, Test Method T 432 cm-09